Tag Archives: the Muse

Grey days ahead

Winter has arrived, with a substantial amount of snow, although not the pile they got in New York! And days will be greyer now which, as far as my Muse is concerned, is all to the good. See, I’ve always … Continue reading

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Yay, yay, first of May…

Well, the third, now. May first is, in the pagan faith, the first day of summer. Yeah, tell that to the weather gods here in beautiful Wharncliffe, where there is still snow on the ground in spite of the rain. … Continue reading

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Needing my fix

I really hate it when I change my mind. I planned to work on a non-fiction book for a break from the world of the Swan Harp, and then to get into the third book. But it’s just not holding … Continue reading

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Two kinds of people

I love the old joke that goes “There are two kinds of people in the world – those who divide people into two kinds, and those who don’t”. (I also love “There are ten kinds of people in the world … Continue reading

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The futility of schedules

It is the ultimate day of May, and I have good news and bad news. The good news is that the current draft of “The Swan Harp” is progressing very well. The bad news is that I had hoped by … Continue reading

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Voice and page

Right now I’m revelling in the pleasure of having “Shepherd in Residence” out in the world, and in my hands. It’s a great pleasure, believe me! One of the best parts of it is hearing what others have to say … Continue reading

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Writing up an appetite

Igor Stravinsky once said that an artist must work even when no inspiration is present, because “inspiration comes from work as appetite comes from eating”. Igor had a point there. I do have days – and I’m sure every writer … Continue reading

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